School Committee, Park Commission among seats on Town Election ballot

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By Max Bowen-Max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

As 2021 comes to a close, papers will soon become available for next April’s Town Election.

Election Coordinator Pat Dolan said there will be open seats for a number of boards and commissions, and each will be for a three-year term. Early voting and mail-in ballots will be available. The complete list is below:

  • Board of Electric Commissioners, two seats
  • Board of Public Works, two seats
  • Park Commission, one seat
  • School Committee, two seats

It’s likely that this election will be a quieter one, as the Town Council seats won’t be on the ballot. However, School Committee meetings have seen a larger turnout, as parents raise questions and concerns over the ongoing mask mandate for students and teachers. This could lead to increased interest in the open seats. The 2021 Town Election only saw 7.4 percent of the town’s registered voters, and all Town Council seats were on the ballot.

You never know,” said Dolan when asked about the expected turnout.

Papers will be available on Jan. 5 and will need to be turned in by Feb. 11. In the past two years’ elections, the high school was the sole polling place, and Dolan said it will likely be the case in 2022.

As it stands, will be the one polling place this year,” said Dolan.

North Attleborough officials with terms ending in 2022

BOARD OF ELECTRIC COMMISSIONERS

Steven M. Cabral

John M. Gould

 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

Daniel F. Donovan (appointed 2021)

Anthony S. Rinaldi, Jr.

 

PARK COMMISSIONERS

Paul M. Rofino

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Ethan P. Hamilton

John Edward Costello